The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells (Paperback)

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The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells (Paperback)

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Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness.

For family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.

In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster: Take care of yourself; Uncover what keeps you feeling stuck; Communicate to be heard; Set limits with love; Reinforce the right behaviors.

Together the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.
Randi Kreger is coauthor of the groundbreaking bestseller Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder (over 350,000 copies sold), and author of the Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder. These two books, which have been translated into seven different languages, have brought the concerns of family members with a borderline loved one to the international forefront. Kreger's website, BPDCentral.com, is one of the largest and longest-established sites about Borderline Personality Disorder on the web. Kreger is cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network and maintains Welcome to Oz, an online support group for family members of those with BPD. She gives presentations internationally to both laypeople and clinicians. 

Product Details ISBN: 9781592853632
ISBN-10: 1592853633
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English